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Ethel’s Home Care Service

Her SCORE mentor George Stern provided a variety of start-up assistance including State of Michigan and EIN registration.  Additional meetings between Denecho and George included... Read more

Denecho Turner
Owner, Ethel’s Home Care Service
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SAFFZ, LLC.

Among many events for exposure, Athena had her first display at the Walk Fashion Show in Detroit at the Eastern Market in May 2016, her first panel to discuss Fear, Heels and... Read more

Athena Ways-Jamison
Owner, SAFFZ, LLC.
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Kitchen Ramarj

When Ameneh visited with Detroit SCORE mentor, George Stern, she had her heart set on owning a food truck but, after a few minutes of listing the investment required, it became... Read more

Ameneh (Mina) Marhaba
Owner, Kitchen Ramarj
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Fresh Corner Cafe

Kimelman says his mentor, David Broner has not only been a supporter and encourager of Fresh Corner Cafe, he also helped with setting metric goals. He helped Kimelman consider... Read more

Noam Kimelman
Fresh Corner Cafe
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Fresh Corner Cafe'

Noam's SCORE Detroit Mentor was instrumental in having him set metric goals and urging him to get an accountant to help him track costs and progress. Also, Noam has learned Excel... Read more

Noam Kimelman
Fresh Corner Cafe'
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Pawsitive Steps, LLC.

In 2011, veterinarian Dr. Tari Kern contacted the Rochester Chamber of Commerce regarding her interest in opening a rehabilitation and therapy for pets center in the area. The... Read more

Dr. Tari L. Kern
Pawsitive Steps, LLC.
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Las Cazuelas Mexican Grill

I attended a program with the Southwest Detroit Business Association and SCORE in the Fall of 2011. The program was on financing and supporting small businesses. I also attended... Read more

Maria Christina Aldana
Las Cazuelas Mexican Grill
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Dearborn School of Music

Mr. David Petrie came to SCORE Detroit at the recommendation of his in-laws who had worked with SCORE in another state. His dream was to establish his own instrumental music... Read more

Mr. David Petrie
Dearborn School of Music
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The Peacock Room

Before starting the Peacock Room, Rachel Lutz worked for a luxury home store and Nordstroms. She had spent years working for others. Eventually Ms. Lutz decided to be her own boss... Read more

Rachel Lutz
Owner, The Peacock Room
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From Mediocre to Booming

Through Ben, I have learned to do data analysis much more efficiently. I know where my finances are at any given moment and have learned how to do very accurate projections of the... Read more

Maria Conneway
Owner/groomer, TenderCare Pet Salon and Day Spa
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From Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.

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